Thursday, September 29, 2016
Eden Hill - A Review
Author - Bill Higgs
Title - Eden Hill
Format - ebook, paper
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Summary from Amazon:
Nothing seems to change in Eden Hill, Kentucky, and that’s just fine with Virgil T. Osgood. He’s been content to raise his family and run the only service station in town. But when a new station is set to open right across the road from Virgil’s pumps, he suddenly faces obstacles in his career, his marriage, and his self-worth that he’s never even dreamed of. Cornelius Alexander wants his new Zipco station to succeed and help establish a strong foundation for his growing family. As long as he follows the Zipco guide, he’s sure to be a success―and prove his father wrong. Reverend Caudill wants to be a conduit for grace in his town, but that grace is challenged by the changes sweeping through in the early 1960s. For the sake of this small town, Virgil and Cornelius must learn to get along, but how do you love your neighbor when his very presence threatens to upend everything you hold dear?
I'd heard about this book for months before seeing it available to review. This book intrigued me. I mean it's a small town that doesn't every really change, but change is a part of the process. How will certain changes affect the lives of the residents?
This is Bill Higgs's debut novel. His wife, Liz Curtis Higgs, is one of my favorite authors, so I was excited to see what her husband has to offer. I was impressed. I found the characters to be very deep and layered. I also was impressed with the ways that characters related to each other. There were some that I didn't care for at the beginning, but by the end, I had come to like them.
I received the kindle version of this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of Chris Fabry, Karen Kingsbury, Davis Bunn, fiction
Rating - 4 stars